Lee Tokouzis

Sigrist House, home in the Bahamas to Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson is now on sale by Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty.

Following his abdication and after marrying Wallis Simpson in 1937, the Duke of Windsor, as he was then, was appointed Governor of the Bahamas. The Bahamas, officially known as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, today under the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth II, was where the couple lived and worked for five years.

Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson

Whilst the Governor’s Mansion, where they were to ultimately reside, underwent a refurbishment the couple lived in Sigrist House.

Sigrist House | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Sigrist House, a 1,390 sqm gated residence, located in Cable Beach, Nassau was built in mid-1930s by the movie producer Frederick Sigrist and with a total of 15 bedrooms could certainly accommodate the couple in expansive style.

Sigrist House | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Overlooking Baha Mar resort, the golf course and beautiful views of the Atlantic this sprawling estate has a main house, two guesthouses and a separate 3 bedroom apartment.

With unique architectural features, Sigrist House exudes colonial elegance.

Sigrist House | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Since the time of Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson, the house has undergone extensive renovations but the essence of grace and grandeur remains. The four fireplaces were imported from country homes in Britain and custom fit to the home. The Great Room and office are panelled with white mahogany hand-selected in Honduras taken to England for milling then reassembled in Nassau.

Sigrist House | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

On four acres of tropical gardens, Sigris House is private and peaceful, a worthy location for royalty and ex-royalty alike.

Sigrist House | Damianos Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Four meter high ceilings allow optimal air circulation throughout. All finishes are of the highest quality, with attention to impeccable detail. Over the past decade, the houses have all undergone extensive restorations.

Sigrist House | Damianos Sotheby’s Intewrnational Realty
Sigrist House | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty